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First Download & Install Dosbox:
Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\RedStorm. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the RedStorm folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\redstorm
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Download the Free Game Red Storm Rising:
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type "Red Storm Rising" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on "Red Storm Rising" in the game search results column.
Next: On the page that follows click on the "Get It!" button.
Finally: Click on the "Get It" button on following page and wait for your browser to give you the option to download and save the Red Storm Rising game. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the game file. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save Red Storm Rising for extraction.
Now Lets Extract The Red Storm Rising Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the "Red Storm Rising" game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Red Storm Rising game files, select "C:\Games\RedStorm". When your done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.
Hunting for Red October:
First: Double click on the Dosbox program file in the "C:\Games\RedStorm" directory and the game Red Storm Rising will launch. After Dosbox launches you will be asked a short series of questions for how you would like the game to be setup. First you will be asked, "Do you have a joystick". Unless you are using a joystick select "No" by pressing "n".
Next: You will be asked to "Select [your] Graphics Mode". Choose "VGA/MCGA (256 color)" by pressing "4".
Finally: You will be asked to "Select [your] Sound Option". Choose "Adlib Sound" by pressing "4" again.
You will now be launched into the game Red Storm Rising itself, enjoy!
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